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Extracting sketch data from a scanned real subject in the form of a STL format file.

Question asked by Francis Leach on Aug 13, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

Dear Solidworkers.


Is there anyway way a Solidworks sketched contour can be extracted from an imported STL file of a scanned subject? ( e.g Car ) so that a solidworks model can be developed from a series of section planes moved along the length of a scanned STL file. is a photographic method for producing 3D models from photographs. The output file is an STL file.


I am a model maker and would benefit from having a worked technique for replicating the contours of a scanned model back into Solidworks from scaling and further processing.